Lil Wayne returned with a new single on Thursday (January 21), just two days after receiving a presidential pardon from Donald Trump during his final day in office.
Released on Young Money Records, “Ain’t Got Time” features an appearance from Fousheé, who’s known for her voice on Sleepy Hallow’s “Deep End Freestyle.” On the track, Weezy pays tribute to the late Juice WRLD following his 2019 death and includes a reference to his private jet getting searched.
“They raided my private plane,” Wayne raps. “I went got one that’s more privater/R.I.P. Juice WRLD, wrote that on two cups/Pour out a lil juice for him/Shit gave me goosebumps/N-gga been through too much/Lookin’ in the rearview to see the future.”
Reuters reporter David Shepardson tweeted, “Trump pardoned rappers Lil Wayne and Kodak Black who were prosecuted on federal weapons offenses, as well as former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, who was serving a 28-year prison term on corruption charges, a senior administration official said.”
“It never hurts that someone gets a full understanding of an individual when they’re just looking at a piece of paper,” Cohen said. “In hindsight, I guess it worked out.”
He continued, “I think they had a very strong connection. He’s in the entertainment world. He’s got a style that’s similar in terms of the way that he carries himself, and a lot of rappers and people in the industry relate to that.”